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Three former Whitties globetrot into world of professional basketball

Tristan Gavin

November 15, 2012


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS, Sports Highlight

The National Collegiate Athletic Association advertises the fact that most student athletes go pro in something other than sports. At Whitman, a small NCAA Division III school, the number of students whose athletic careers end with graduation is even higher. For three Whitman graduates last spring,...

Men’s Season Finale

Tristan Gavin

November 8, 2012


Filed under SPORTS

Two months ago, Whitman's men's soccer team traveled to California and beat a nationally ranked Redlands University team on their home field. In the next two days they lost in overtime to a solid Claremont-Mudd-Scripps College team and scraped out a win against highly competitive Pomona-Pitzer College. "It...

Whitman Swimmers Win Against Linfield, Willamette

Elena Aragon

November 8, 2012


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Highlight

The Whitman swim teams opened the 2012-13 Northwest Conference season at the Louise and Paul Harvey Pool with dominant victories in dual meets over Linfield College and Willamette University. Both the men's and women's teams defeated Linfield in the Friday meet, with a men's score of 140-62 and...

Golf Teams Endure Elements in Fall Classic

Kyle Howe

October 31, 2012


Filed under SPORTS

This past weekend, the Whitman men's and women's golf teams were hard at work at the Northwest Conference Fall Classic in Ridgefield, Wash. The golfers battled rain, mud and wind throughout the tournament. The Fall Classic is the only tournament of the fall that counts towards the final NWC points...

Senior Profiles: Cross Country/Volleyball

Tristan Gavin

October 31, 2012


Filed under SPORTS

When the fall sports come to an end in the following weeks, so too will the collegiate athletic careers of many seniors. For most, this season marks the peak of an athletic career that will likely never continue at such a competitive level. For all, it is the end of an emotional roller coaster that has...

Cross Country Championships

Peter Clark

October 31, 2012


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Highlight

The sloppy, rainy conditions at the Northwest Conference Cross Country Championships in Forest Grove, Ore. highlighted what turned out to be a sub-par day for both the Whitman men's and women's cross country teams. The men finished in seventh place as a team, while the women finished in fifth. Strategy, however, has to be factored in when considering the results of the past weekend. Two week...

Men’s, women’s soccer honor seniors

Peter Clark

October 25, 2012


Filed under SPORTS

As the soccer season winds down for the Whitman women's and men's soccer teams, both women's head coach Heather Cato and men's head coach Mike Washington waved goodbye to two groups of seniors that played their final home weekend of matches this past Saturday and Sunday. While watching their seniors play for one of the last t...

Varsity athletes maintain fitness abroad in preparation for seasons

Kyle Howe

October 25, 2012


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS, Sports Highlight

Every year Whitman students travel the globe participating in the Off-Campus Studies program, focusing on a wide expanse of topics that suit their interests. For athletes, this can be somewhat of a hassle: They are apart from the sport for half a year and then return to Whitman with the expectations...

Alumni dive back in at annual meet

Tristan Gavin

October 25, 2012


Filed under SPORTS

At the annual Whitman alumni swim meet on Saturday, graduated swimmers got back in the pool to test themselves against the 2012-13 Missionary team. Current swimmers lined up in even lanes and alumni in the odd lanes, but for most it was a swim down memory lane. Alumni sported familiar attire, although they augmented t...

Tennis competes at Fall Nationals

Tristan Gavin

October 18, 2012


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Highlight

Last weekend, five Whitman tennis players flew out to Mobile, Ala., to participate in the USA/ITA National Championships. Whitman has had great success in the small-college division of the tournament over the years, and the players they sent last weekend were no exception. All five players Whitman ...

Women’s basketball team assists Walla Walla community girls

Women’s basketball team assists Walla Walla community girls

Matt Tesmond

October 11, 2012


Filed under SPORTS

This past Sunday, the Whitman women's basketball team put on its first skills camp of the year at Sherwood Center. The camp provides an important outreach opportunity for the team, as they pass on their knowledge and skills to the basketball youth of Walla Walla. In the first of a series of four Sunday skills...

Men’s tennis team continues winning tradition

Kyle Howe

October 11, 2012


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS, Sports Highlight

Last spring, the Whitman men's tennis team kept the dynasty rolling. The team swept through the Northwest Conference regular season undefeated en route to winning its fifth consecutive NWC title and ultimately rose to number eight in the nation. The team has not lost an NWC match since April 2006,...

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